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For any garden design beginner or a new garden owner, garden planning and landscaping is a big challenge. It is imperative that you come up with a concrete project and consider the existing circumstances of the garden. In order to give your garden landscape an individual touch, you have to use your creativity and imagination. Even with the first draft of the outdoor area, you have to plan the garden paths in advance, because they are an important design element outside. They fulfill practical and aesthetic functions and are a must in garden design. If you feel overwhelmed when designing your garden paths, then we can help. Below you will find stylishly designed stone garden paths in every conceivable variant. We show you enchanting examples of romantic and very natural looking stone paths that can surely inspire you to design your own outside. Most meander through the garden greenery and inscribe themselves perfectly into any natural garden design.
Stay at it and create new design ideas for your garden!
Stone garden paths look very natural and blend seamlessly into any garden landscape.
As everywhere, good planning is crucial when designing garden paths. Therefore our advice is: Take enough time to think about them in detail before you start realizing your garden design! Clarify important questions like: Do you want straight stone garden paths that provide a direct connection from point A to point B?
For example, from the house to the garden pond or from the garden house to the open veranda. Or do you prefer winding garden paths that meander into the green as if they had no end? First mark the objects that should connect your garden paths and then determine their design.
When planning, you must also determine the width of the garden paths. This mainly depends on how much the way or path will be. Rather plan a width between 90 cm and 1.20 m and you can be on the safe side.
This narrow stone slab garden path leads directly to the house entrance and is surrounded on both sides by beautiful summer flowers.
When designing the garden paths, it is essential that you take the natural features of your garden landscape into account. Small shrubs and flower beds should not bother you at all, they are an integral part of the overall garden picture. Even more: Evergreen plants and beautiful summer flowers are a must on both sides of the stone garden paths. They highlight them and reinforce the natural look. It also makes every garden look inviting and appealing.
Inviting and endless!
Where does this cobblestone path lead to?
Definitely to the garden paradise!
What materials can be combined in the design of stone garden paths?
You can't make any mistakes when designing your stone garden paths, otherwise everything outside will be under water when it rains. Surely you need professional help when putting it on or you need to do detailed research before you get started. In this article, however, we will not deal with the individual practical steps involved in creating garden paths. We focus on the design and also want to show you which materials come into question here and how to combine them. As is well known, stone is a strong, durable and long-lasting natural material. It can easily withstand even the most unpleasant weather conditions. You can lay cobblestones, natural stone slabs or slabs of slate on the previously prepared floor and use cement and creativity to conjure up something unique and very individual that will delight your eyes for decades. We present possible variants for creative garden path design.
Let your creativity into play!
This is how you can conjure up something unique!
The garden path to the house can run in a straight line.
In the building trade you will find very good offers for natural stone, but the prices are too high. There is a Wide range of different types of rock, so you will certainly be spoiled for choice. However, your garden design must also be decisive in the choice of material. Also, consider what material your home is made of, and only then look for a rock type that matches the color and texture. If you want to introduce a Mediterranean flair to your garden, then use light sandstone, limestone and travertine. Loose stone slabs will take you to the Far East and spread a special touch from distant Japan. Bas alt, dark granite and slate provide stronger contrasts in a modern garden design. In short, natural stone in all its possible shapes and colors is a great addition to any country-style garden.
Large sized stone slabs with a decorative vegetation in between result in a very popular design.
Dwarf ground covers are the weed controlling plants that come into play here.
If natural stone is too expensive for you or doesn't suit your style and taste, then choose concrete block. In addition, the concrete stone has an important plus point - it can be arranged in a row or laid out in a random association. Cobblestones are also part of the classic garden path design and impress with their organic shapes and texture
In many cases, cobblestones are used to border the garden paths.
Here you have stone slabs, gravel and cobblestones combined.
Individual garden paths can also be designed from a mix of materials. For example, stone slabs can be used for the path covering and loose materials such as gravel or grit can be used in between. The roadsides can be edged with cobblestones and then the area can be covered as you wish. Garden paths with cobblestones and decorative moss growth are very attractive and trendy for a natural garden. Her natural look is unbeatable! For paths that are not used much, you should definitely not ignore the inexpensive materials such as gravel and grit.
The mosaic look is in!
A mix of matching materials contributes enormously to the natural look of the garden paths at.
Classic, romantic, retro or country house style, with Far Eastern or Mediterranean flair - you have unlimited possibilities to design your garden paths individually and imaginatively. Our editorial team hopes you enjoy it!
Let the following pictures inspire you!
DIY fans can make concrete tread plates with a floral pattern themselves.
The more natural, the more beautiful!
Single thick stone stepping stones are the perfect choice for a natural garden.
This design immediately reminds us of a Japanese garden.
One can easily cross the garden pond on such stones.
You can choose the color palette of the garden paths yourself.
Urban gardening is very popular at the moment.